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safing tool. 72 heart monitors were given thanks to a grant by fema and. the technology allows firefighters in the field to detect heart attacks and communicate with hospitals to prepare for immediate assistance. firefighters will begin using the systems in the field on january 1st. >>> governor jerry brown gave dozens of former inmates a holiday gift. on christmas eve, he pardoned 79 people who competed their sentences and had not reoffended within the last decade. most of those pardons were low- level offenses. they will be pardoned to serve on juries an in some cases own firearms. >>> under the revised three strikes law, in november, voters approved prop 36 which requires that a life sentence only be given for a third felony if it's a serious or violent crime. about 3700 prisoners may qualify for resentencing hearings and some inmates have already won their release. >>> a christmas eve storm is headed our way. rosemary will be back to tell us where and when the rain will hit. >>> and how san jose police officers are helping to spread christmas cheer. >>> here is a look at th
before congress on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> turning to technology, reviewers say the best part of microsoft's latest operating system is the touch screen. the problem is that one research group says hardly anyone is actually buying a touch screen computer. alison kosik is at the new york stock exchange. people are not taking advantage of this technology. why not? >> cnn money's david goldman y says this is like e throwing out your tv remote and getting up to press the buttons on the tv every time you want to change the channel. but there are a few good reasons people aren't using this technology. for one, market research company says only 5% of windows laptops sold through december 15th had touch screens in the first place. that's an extremely low number. especially since that's the whole point of this new operating system. so the big problem here is there just aren't that many touch screen laptops out there. and the ones out there are expensive. they usually go for a couple hundred bucks. now on top of all that, there seems to be a gap between microsoft's a
of the higher paid jobs in technology and manufacturing that we really need to get the economy moving again. joining us is brenda buttner. good to see you. that is the good news. seasonal hiring is a record high? >> yeah it really is. we have had some reports from that basically we've seen 20% increase of holiday hiring from last year. amazon, target both reporting 21% more increase in hiring. >> gregg: how long are those going to hang around? >> that is a good question. we always see a drop-off that cliff of the employment cliff in january. what is more revealing we're seeing so much increase of hiring it was mainly in november. i would like to see december's numbers. we expected a strong consumer spending season. it's turning out to be much more disappointing than we had anticipated. >> gregg: why is that? >> many of the people who were surveyed say they are expecting they are going to have higher taxes. they are worried about the fiscal cliff. we saw a drop-off of spending as the fiscal cliff seemed to be more and more real as all the talks fell apart. >> gregg: we are seeing other thing
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♪ no dinky tinker toy and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff? yeahthat would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan sentra. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $169-per-month lease on a 2013 nissan sentra. ♪ we don't let frequent heartburn come between us and what we love. so if you're one of them people who gets heartburn and then treats day afr day... block the acid with prilosec otc and don't get heartburn in the first place! [ male announcer ] e pill eachmorning. 24 hours. zero heartbur >> jamie: from breakups to baby news hollywood had easy time making headlines all year long. adam housley with a look at some of 2012 most talked about moments in entertainment. >> there is nothing like starting off the new year with a new bundle of joy. power couple jay-z and beyonce doing just that. welcoming baby blue ivy only a week into 2012. ending speculation of b not really being pregnant. song bird adele not only cradled a total of six grammy awards this year. also a new mother to a healthy baby boy though she refuses
just this last hour while the message itself does not change the technology does. would you believe 3-d? yep. 80 years after the queen's grandfather began the tradition with a crackly address over wireless elizabeth ii wished the brits a happy christmas in 3-d. >>> in his christmas day message to the city and the world pope benedict xvi appealed for piece in countries at war with themselves. he singled out mali, nigeria, and especially syria. >> translator: yes, may peace be brought for the people of syria, deeply wounded and divided by a conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reaps innocent victims. once again, i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >> last night as always the pope celebrated christmas eve mass in st. peter's basilica. he reminded christians everywhere to leave room for god in their busy lives. >>> you can't get closer to christmas than church of the nativity in bethlehem. ♪ >> vast crowds turned out for midnight mass near the
. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financial literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: gunfire tore at the nation's holiday mood again today, with the emotional wounds from a school massacre still fresh. there were more fatal shootings, including one in western new york, where an attacker lay in wait for a fire crew. >> responding firefighters when they pulled up on the scene started receiving -- were fired upon. >> police speaking shortly after a home and car erupted in flames. it was arson they said later that turned out to be an ambush. >> it does appear that it was a trap that was set. for responding first responders. >> gunmen killed two volunteer firefighters and wounded two others then killed himself. police identified him as william spangler, he haddon time, 17 years for manslaughter but ha moti
the courage to negotiate a lasting peace. yesterday the pope talked about the lure of technology taking time away from war shopping god. >> pilgrims from around the world flock to belles a to bethlehem lining up to see the birthplace of jesus. leland vittert live from bethlehem, sending christmas greetings to us like nobody else can. merry christmas to you. >> reporter: you're right it is really a roo tphaoebg and magical place on earth to be for chris nass. i'm going t christmas. you see the christmas tree all lit up and past that the church of the nativity where tonight there are a couple of thousands of people lined up trying to head inside and down to the bible when th grothe tow where the bible said jesus was born two m ma malennia go. the pope took a political penned talking about the nation of palestine certainly on the mind of a lot of people here, a lot of locals in bethlehem and the west bank. nobody really does christmas celebrations like they do in the west bank. palestinian boy scouts marched in with snare drums through the streets down the star road, the famous road that lead i
and technology, what beyond that produces peace? >> there are two things. first, it is a matter of national policy. we decide after a time to end wars the way we've ended the war in iraq and will soon end the war in afghanistan. we decide that, at certain times, the threat to other people is so grave that it endangers the general peace in the world, we've got to act, as we must act right now to try to end the civil war in syria, where 40,000 people have died. we can't just stay at home. >> axelrod: do you think people look at the notion of peace and say, "look, peace is wonderful, it's noble, it's terrific for us to aspire to, but i'll talk to you about peace after i feel safe." >> it's not a binary choice, peace or security. you have to have both. but a great society will always remind itself that in the final analysis, our greatness will be determined by whether or not we're striving for peace. that's why we rate lincoln and washington and martin luther king and franklin delano roosevelt as among the greatest leaders we ever had, because they all stood for peace especially when times were
nerd. he liked the technological toys of the west. he was in touch with the syrian population. he certainly was not a lackey of the united states, and israel. in fact he was supported of hezbollah, amass, iran, and other groups and states, that had a lot of street credibility in the arab world. so they thought it would pass them over. in fact i know that president bashar had mentioned -- commissioned three studies in february and march before the uprising broke out, and all three said, no, it's not going to happen in syria. so he felt pretty confident. i know for -- i can guarantee you that he was absolutely shocked when the uprising really started to seep into syria, particularly, of course, what lit the fire was the arrest and roughing up of the 15 school age children, teenagers, in the southern city of duras in syria. that touched a nerve. that sort of thing happened in syria quite a bit over the years, but in the new circumstances of the arab spring, and the regime didn't under the new circumstances -- it just grew and grew and grew after that. and it unleashed -- i think this
's such a powerful technology breakthrough, that this will forever change how we take and experience pictures. >> it captures the entire light field ail louse the focus and perspective to be changed after its been taken. number nine, nasa's dawn spacecraft sent back staggers data about an as troid called vesta. it appears it went through stages of planetary evolution. it's one of of a kind in the solar system. >> what's clear to us is vesta appears to be the only intact protoplanet left. >> you may have heard the term god's particle. the european nuclear research station claims to have found it. why is it a big deal? think big bang theory. >> this part we think was, in fact, a particle like this was the fuse that set off the explosion which created the universe. >> researchers found after the analyzing data from protons collisions from a particle accelerator. at 7 a leap of faith. felix baumgartner's record-breaking jump. he broke the free fall record and sound barrier jumping from 128,000 feet in a revolutionary space suit. >> i know the whole world is watching now, and i wish the world coul
. we look at the major advances in science and technology. "newsroom" starts now. good morning. thank you so much for being with us. i'm carol costello wishing you and yours a very merry christmas. we begin this hour with pope benedict using his annual christmas message to speak about the hope for peace even in the most difficult times and situations. just hours ago the 85-year-old pope spoke before a crowd in st. peter's square and to millions of others watching around the world he says even in syria, a nation embroiled in a nearly two-year long civil war, peace is possible. >> translator: may peace bring for the people of syria, deeply wounded and divided by a conflict which does not spare even the defenseless and reaps innocent victims. once again, i appeal for an end to the bloodshed. easier access for the relief of refugees and the displaced and dialogue in the pursuit of a political solution to the conflict. >> the pope also spoke out against violence against christians in nigeria and wrapped up his address by delivering christmas greetings in 65 languages. >>> in bethlehem peop
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generation that's using a new tool in the environment, technology. during egypt's uprising, for instance, i was getting tweets and twist at which timers and facebook posts and i can imagine you, don, trying to get to the american media to spread the word. so i think that the path we're on now, while it's still bloody and tragic, maybe a better path towards eventual peace in the u.s. i'm not predicting it for 2013. the last is the gay marriage story. you can't legislate love, but you can support love when it's there. and i think people are growing and progressing and i think ultimately that's a big story for this year, as far as evolution is concerned. >> you know, it's interesting. as you were reeling off those stories and those are just a few of them, having to cover these stories, you wonder why we aren't -- the news people aren't the most depressed people in the world. but then the viewer is also taking it in at home, and it has to be affecting them as well. >> of course. it absolutely does. i mean, i know that you just got back from connecticut and you and i had an e-mail exchange earli
. >> and by the alfred p. sloan foundation. supporting science, technology, and improved economic performance and financialor literacy in the 21st century. >> and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations.ra and... >> this program was made possible by the corporation forr public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org captioning sponsored by wpbt >> this is n.b.r. >> mike: from paint to pet food, hats to barbecue. as a nation, we make millions of products every year. but have you ever wondered just how those things are made and what drives those companies? tonight in this "n.b.r." special edition "made in america" we go to towns small and large to meet unique businesses building jobs and profits. that and more tonight on "n.b.r." good evening, i'm mike hegedus with an n.b.r. special edition, made in america. walking down kentucky street in downtown petaluma, california, but it could be anywhere, u.s.a. this is where sm
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recently in getting the technology up to snuff, jaime. jaime: general, if senator kerry is confirmed as the secretary of state what kind of impact do you think he can have on both syria and north korea and the threat they pose to us? >> very limited. both these countries are on automatic, sadly. the biggest threat to me is north korea. i mean, this is a threat not to the region, but it's a threat to the united states. remember mr. kim said that he was hoping to get the throw weight of this missile up over 2,000 pounds. if you miniature rise a nuclear weapon to fit on top of a icbm it will weigh 2,000 pounds. this is a threat to guam, hawaii and alaskan it's something that we in the united states need to take very, very seriously. jaime: i hear the concern in your voice. i want to ask you one other thing about africa and the al-qaida threat that exists in many nations in that part of the world and the fact that the pentagon is now taking a closer look at it, possibly even sending a brigade there to get their troops up to snuff, although that could be a real challenge. >> yeah, well th
. technology to the rescue. there are great new smart phone apps that can (ea those gift cards. like this one named gyft. it's a free app for iphone or android devices. it lets you upload your gift card to your phone, like a digital wallet. it lets you store the gift card on your phone. when you're at the store, pull up the gift card and a upc code that your cashier can scan will be displayed on your screen. you can trade your gift cards, or re-gift gift cards you don't want. this is a quick way to send someone a gift. you enter the information on your gift card and you can send someone the gift card value, like a digital gift card through facebook, e-mail, or text. pretty convenient. >>> families across the u.s. will have to rely on other sources of entertainment after netflix was hit by a christmas eve outage. i thought it was just me. we were streaming and it wasn't just us. it's the company. and they apologized. they tweeted that they were sord they blame amazon's infrastructure which netflix uses. and there's no word on when it's going to be restored. maybe you're at home trying to view
-believe. the military has seen this so-called quantum stealth technology. it works by bending the light around an object, even concealing most of a person's shadow. imagine what that could do for a sniper, hiding in a field, or the american pilots who ejected over libya when their fighter jets crashed last year. >> they could actually pull out, very similar to what they carry with a survival blanket, throw it over top of them, and unless you walked right into them, you wouldn't know that they were there. >> reporter: so what was once firmly in the world of make-believe, could quickly become quite real. and the science is in the special fabric, so you don't need a power source or some instruction manual to make it work. theoretically, any soldier, even in the most remote location could quickly put it on and put it to work. chris lawrence, cnn, the pentagon. >>> this week, we're looking back at 2012's top stories. cnn's ali velshi and christine romans put together a review of the year's top ten business stories, and you're going to notice a pattern. with only a few exceptions, the year in politics heavily
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room than corolla and civic? and a technology suite with bluetooth, navigation and other handy stuff? yeahthat would be cool. introducing the all-new nissan sentra. it's our most innovative sentra ever. nissan. innovation that excites. now get a $169-per-month lease on a 2013 nissan sentra. ♪ >>. >> gregg: a florida family's nightmare is finally over. john hammer is back on american soil after spending months inside a mexican prison. he was arrested trying to carry a heirloom shotgun across the border. dominic is live in los angeles with more on the story. >> reporter: i think that image is john hammer chained like a dog to his bunk. looking like he was going to languish there for many more months. mexican authorities released home friday. he is driving across the country to his home in florida. they are expected to arrive christmas eve. he spent the night in brownville texas across the border where he was being held. during his detention he received threats from drug cartel members. his mother described to fox news that john was really sick at the moment with a cuff and may need m
of traditional classroom and digital technology, employing them in a way that flips our traditional model of education. >> by the way, carn appeared on our afterwards program so if you want to watch that author, type in his name. long history between 12 and christopher hitchens. >> long history. we published christopher, "god is not great" in 2007. a number one "new york times" best seller. after that book we published his first memoir, followed last september by an essay collection called "arguably." also went on to be a best seller, but together under extreme circumstances. he was very ill at the time. we hoped to publish a book -- a long are -- longer book about his illness but we corrected the article for vanity fair. >> you're going to be at the miami book fair next week, november 17th, 18th, along with carol blue, and martin amos. >> that's going to be a really interesting panel to be on. martin and christopher knew each other for a very long time. carol and martin are very close mitchell relationship with christopher really dates back to "god is not great" and as my career blossome
in technology companies. kutcher cited irreconcilable differences when he filed for divorce from moore. >>> think beautiful people have no problems? listen to this. a woman was fired for being "irresistible." now she's talking. melissa nelson was fired because her boss and his wife felt she was a threat to their marriage. she was a dental assistant. the iowa supreme court ruled that it was legal. she spoke to don lemon yesterday. >> i don't think it's fair. i don't think it's right. the last couple of days have just been an emotional roller coaster. i'm trying to stay strong. >> i don't even know what to say about that, alina. >> the back story, apparently they were exchanging text messages outside of work, the wife got wind of the in late 2009. and in early 2010, she was fired. >> that's different from being irresistible. that's an important point. >> anyway. ahead, eight maids a milking, seven swans a swimming. the big dent the 12 days of christmas would put on your wallet. >>> christmas with the first ladies. inside the white house with the team that helps decorate all of the beauti
of retrotoys. the fergy with brand new technology. power rangers. it was exciting for me to see the toys that i enjoyed as a kid and see our kids enjoying them today. >> let's talk about apple. i was in the apple store the other day and i walked in and said, recession? what recession. it's unbelievable. no matter what time of day it's bustling. your poll shows that 49% of people on your website do want an iphone when it comes to a smartphone. 41% -- excuse me, that should be 49%. 41% want an ipad if you're talking about a tablet. they don't have the entire market but they certainly have -- it's like when you talk about kleenex you mean tissue. it's the same kind of thing? >> it is becoming that way. you know? ipod became the new music player and that was the ubiquitous term for it. it's all about the design. they're so cool looking. with ipad in particular, we were talking about this last night at home. not everyone has a use for an ipad and it's very specific functionality. however, you see one and you have to have one regardless of whether you really need it or not and i think that they'll re
missile technology. south korean officials say they analyzed parts of the first stage rocket and determined it had a range of more than 6200 miles theoretically putting the u.s. west coast in its range. meanwhile pongyang claims the south is trying to engage in psychological warfare by lighting a giant steel christmas tree close to the border. many in north korea associate christianity with foreign interference. heather: this christmas don't be surprised if you happen to unwrap more than a few gifts with the words, made in america, on the inside. online retailers selling only american-made goods are more popular than ever. this holiday season they are seeing sales spike. william la jeunesse has this story for us live from los angeles. so, william, will we be seeing more, red, white and blue than red and green tonight? >> not yet, heather. things are looking up in the u.s. but we're not going to replace all the low-skilled manufacturing jobs that went to china right away, but, there are a lot of these sites, dozens of shopping sites, dedicated to products specifically made and
, they have this biometric technology, where they think print individuals -- fingerprint individuals to make sure they're not committing fraud. that is been controversial. host: alisha coleman-jensen -- food insecurity by poverty status, 2011 figures. guest: food insecurity and is often related to a lack of economic resources, and we find the prevalence is quite high with household incomes before the below the federal poverty level -- below the federal poverty level. host: another tweet -- , corn is wasted on making fuel while people are going hungry. is that part of the problem? guest: i think it is more of an economic issue than a supply issue. we're looking at low income families and resources to purchase the food. host: spat and island, extension -- step and island, new york. caller: i want to not focus on the specifics. i would label many dinos and r hinos as cinos, holding to their corporate funders more than people in the state. guest: i am one point to make their. the food stamp program was in the news during the presidential campaign. there was a lot talk about caseloads going up, i
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